Conservation Areas are as much a part of the fabric of this country as the Green Belt is in shaping our towns, cities and villages. London School of Economic Research shows that houses in conservation areas sell for a premium of 9% on average, after controlling for other factors. It shows the value of conservation…Details
DCLG is consulting on a number of proposals to reform the planning system to increase the supply of new homes and increase local authority capacity to manage growth. Proposals include: a standard method for calculating local authorities’ housing need how neighbourhood planning groups can have greater certainty on the level of housing need to plan for…Details
The Government is consulting on the local Government finance settlement 2018 to 2019. This closes at 11:45pm on 26 October 2017. The consultation looks at the design of the new homes bonus for councils and considers an alternative approach. Instead of linking a reduction in the Bonus to the number of homes granted on appeal or tracking…Details
The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on a draft accessibility action plan which sets out proposals to improve the travel experience for people with disabilities, and seeks views and ideas about what additional steps could create a system which enables people with disabilities to independently use the transport network. This is especially important for the heritage…Details
The Charity Commission is consulting on the information to be collected in registered charities’ annual returns from 2018. This consultation closes at 5pm on 24 November 2017 This consultation is the second part of a two-year project that is reviewing the key information collected and displayed from charities. The Commission’s intention is to shift to a more dynamic…Details
The National Heritage Training Group [Alliance member] is carrying out a research project into the best ways of learning conservation architecture. The project would like to hear the views of craftspeople on the links between conservation, craft and learning.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CraftspeopleSurvey.
From April 2017, employers with a pay bill of more than £3 million will pay a levy to fund apprenticeships. The levy is expected to raise almost £3 billion a year. Are you a business or enterprise that employs apprentices? If so, the Committee wants your views on these questions: What are your views on…Details
CIF is calling for help with its upcoming report on visas and immigration, to be launched in autumn 2017.
Please answer their survey to feed into this report. This work will demonstrate to the Home Office what the sector needs. It is important that the needs of the heritage sector are captured.
Closes 15th August.
The Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement has published its Call for evidence. Interested parties and organisations are invited to submit written evidence to the Committee by 8 September 2017. The aim is to identify new ways of building bridges within and between communities, and to support civic engagement.
The Charity Tax Group report that the Education and Skills Funding Agency is investigating a potential feature within the apprenticeship service: A way for levy-paying employers to transfer apprenticeship funds to any other employers. Under the proposal recipients of transferred funds would be able to use the funds to pay for training and assessment. Transferred…Details